Our new iris stencil for handmade cards gives you bold beautiful layers that will POP!
Our new line of coordinating stamp and stencil sets are apparently just what so many of you have been looking for! These four beautiful designs have been flying out of here and we are loving seeing what you all are making with them. Whether you get both the stencil set and and stamp set, the projects you are sharing with us make our hearts sing! And while all of them are getting equal share of the love, our iris stencil for handmade cards and other paper crafts stands out thanks to these beautiful flowers often overlooked by stamp companies.
Today, we’ve got this beautiful, richly colored card from Carol where she positioned her flowers at the top and bottom of her card for a little twist on a classic floral card design. This also lets her sentiment stand front and center, adding impact to your message. Let’s get Carol’s details!
First, Carol stamped these gorgeous irises from our Eternal Friendship stamp set with black ink, making sure the ink was thoroughly dry before adding the color with the coordinating stencil set.
Carol used an ink blender brush and the colors from our Color Fuse Set #6, following the free included inking guide to show off here how easy it is to use. PRO TIP: Carol says “I almost always spray the back of a stencil with Pixie Spray, a repositionable adhesive made for stencils. Then I use pieces of purple tape to mask the edges and any nearby openings of other layers to prevent any accidental inking!”
Here you can see where Carol used Lavender Color Fuse ink for the first layer, the lightest shade in the set. She then used used Lilac and Magenta for the second and third layers.
After coloring the stems and leaves using Clover Color Fuse Ink from Set #6, Carol cut her stamped and stenciled panel with the largest die from our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die set. Carol added that panel to a coordinating purple card base.
Next, Carol stamped her sentiment from our Composable Freehand Borders set with Magenta Color Fuse Ink. She trimmed it closely into a strip fit to span the card front and then layered it over a scrap strip of the same card stock she used to make her card base. She added this over her card with some dimensional adhesive.
For some final details and a touch of shine, Carol added Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower stamens and dots of Honeysuckle Nuvo Jewel Drops here and there on around the flowers and sentiment.
Our iris stencil for handmade cards is fairly unique and we hope that if you’ve been looking for this style and design of these beautiful blooms you give this stencil and stamp set a try!